Introduction to International Political Economy

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 7/1/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge

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A complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context


This text surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field, Introduction to International Political Economy positions students to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces.


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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What Is International Political Economy?

Chapter 2: "Laissez-Faire":The Economic Liberal Perspective

Chapter 3: Wealth and Power: The Mercantalist Perspective

Chapter 4: Economic Determinism and Exploitation: The Structuralist Perspective

Chapter 5: Alternative Perspectives on International Political Economy



Chapter 6: The Production and Trade Structure

Chapter 7: The International Monetary and Finance Structure

Chapter 8: International Debt and Financial Crises

Chapter 9: The Global Security Strcuture

Chapter 10: The Knowledge and Technology Structure



Chapter 11: The Development Conundrum: Choice Amidst Constraints

Chapter 12: Regionalism: Toward a More Perfect (European) Union

Chapter 13: Moving into Position: The Rising Powers

Chapter 14: The Middle East: The Quest for Development and Democracy



Chapter 15: The Illicit Global Economy: The Dark Side of Globalization

Chapter 16: Migration and Tourism: People on the Move

Chapter 17: Transnational Corporations: The Governance of Foreign Investment

Chapter 18: Food and Hunger: Market Failure and Injsutice

Chapter 19: Oil and Energy: Dependency and Resources Curses

Chapter 20: The Environment: Steering Away from Global Disaster

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